Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings? Is this really real life? This is certain to be your new favorite way to cook up onion rings in an air fryer. They’re not only perfectly crunchy but they’re wrapped with delicious bacon as well!
Air Fryer Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings
Can we all just agree that bacon wrapped onion rings are pretty awesome on their own? In fact, cooking up onion rings in my air fryer is legit the perfect way to get your onion rings perfectly crispy every single time. They’re so good.
But I knew that we could take that flavor and texture and make it even better. And the answer of bacon hits this simple appetizer recipe right out of the park.
Do you have to use any oil in this bacon-onion ring recipe?
You actually don’t. This is just one of the many reasons that I love using my air fryer. Some recipes will have you add in a tad bit of oil but no matter what, it’s way less than the amount of oil that you’re going to use in a fryer or any other type of cooking option.
And when you don’t have to add in oil, it means that you’re actually cooking up a bit healthier or a version as well. Plus, there’s also the fact that your onion rings are getting nice and crispy from the grease that is coming from the bacon.
Will the onion rings crisp up after they cool down?
Yes, they will. While these onion rings will be crispy because of using the air fryer, they will crisp up even more as they cool down.
How do you reheat onion rings?
Here’s the deal, leftover onion rings may happen but that doesn’t mean you can’t heat them back up to be crispy! If you’re wanting to reheat them in a way that will crisp them up, just pop them in the oven for a few minutes or even back in your air fryer for a short amount of time.
You’ll have to be careful with this so you don’t burn them but it is possible to heat them up using one of those methods. This will help them to be crunchy as well.
Ingredients needed to make homemade onion rings in the air fryer
- Chipotle Peppers
- Ranch Dressing
- Minced Garlic
- Sour Cream
What type of onions works best for onion rings?
I really like to use a large white onion that is sweet but it’s really up to you. Some people like to use purple onions, too. The main thing to remember is that you need to have one that is large in size so you can properly cook it up and have a good crunch.
What are good dipping sauces for onion rings?
I love a good dip! In fact, sometimes I make dishes just for the dip. If you’re looking for some good dip ideas for these onion rings wrapped in bacon, here are some simple options that are quite tasty, too.
- Honey Mustard
- Spicy Mustard
- Sour Cream
I have listed over 15 kinds of dip for you to choose from. Hopefully you find a few there you want to try. So many taste beautifully with these air fryer bacon wrapped onion rings!
And anything else that you like and want to dip your onion rings in. Seriously—dip them in any condiment that you want!
How to Make Onion Rings in Air Fryer
Making these onion rings from scratch is so simple!
To start, you’re going to peel and slice the onion into thick full circles. Once that is done, wrap onion slices with bacon.
For this step: I like to use two onion rings at a time. This is because it adds more thickness and also makes certain that the entire slice of bacon is being used. If you don’t need all of the bacon, you can trim it away and cook it up separately.
How long to Cook Onion Rings in Air Fryer?
Since your air fryer can cook things perfectly, they don’t take long at all to cook. In as little as 12 minutes of time, the onion rings will be perfectly cooked and ready to enjoy!
Make certain that you don’t stack the onion rings because this will cause an issue with the outcome of the crispiness. Once you stack them, this will make them soggy and possibly not cook all the way properly.
Tips and Suggestions for Making Onion Rings Wrapped in Bacon
There are actually a few different ways that you can change up the taste of this onion ring recipe.
If you’re wanting to cut down on the amount of fat, you can opt for using turkey bacon instead. This will still crisp up in the air fryer but will not be as high of fat content, making it a tad bit healthier.
Can you prepare onion rings ahead of time?
Since this recipe is so simple, there really isn’t anything that you can do to prepare ahead of time besides cutting up the onions and having those handy and ready to cook.
How to store leftover onion rings
Storage of these onion rings is simple! Just put any onion rings that didn’t get eaten in an airtight container and then keep them in the fridge. All you have to do is reheat and enjoy when you’re ready to eat.
More simple appetizer recipes
Air Fryer Bacon onion rings
- 3/4 pound bacon
- 1 large white onion, or 2
Chipotle Ranch Dip
- 1 tbsp chipotle peppers in adobo
- 1 pkg (1 oz) ranch dressing and seasoning mix
- 1 tsp garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1/2 cup sour cream
Get out and measure your ingredients.
Peel and slice onion into thick full circles. Wrap onion slices with bacon.
For this step- I like to use 2 onion rings at a time. It may use the entire slice of bacon or there may be some excess depending on the size of the onion ring. Trim away excess bacon.
Lay a piece of foil in the air fryer under the onion rings. Set to 390 and cook for 10-12 minutes. Do not stack the onion rings. You may need to do multiple batches.
Add ingredients to food processor.
Pulse until blended.
Dip must be nice and smooth!
As the onion rings cook, make the chipotle sauce. Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender and pulse for 20-30 seconds.
Serve immediately with chipotle dip and enjoy!